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According to the Australian Government
Australian Drinking Water Guidelines is
undergoing a rolling revision process that ensures it represents the latest
scientific evidence on good quality drinking water.
The 2004 Australian Drinking Water
Guidelines (ADWG) was developed by NHMRC in collaboration with the
Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC). The ADWG incorporates
the Framework for the Management of Drinking Water Quality and provides
the Australian community and the water supply industry with guidance on what
constitutes good quality drinking water.
The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines were updated with the
revision of Chapter 8: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals, and the
associated 34 fact sheets. The complete Guidelines are provided in a newly
Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2004)
The 2011 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) was developed by NHMRC
in collaboration with the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC).
The ADWG was designed to provide an authoritative reference to the Australian
community and the water supply industry on what defines safe, good quality
water, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured.
The guidelines were developed after
consideration of the best available scientific evidence and provide a framework
for good management of drinking water supplies to ensure safety at point of use.
They addressed both the health and aesthetic quality aspects of supplying good
quality drinking water.
The recent update of the ADWG includes:
additional material on pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors in Chapter 6;
a rewrite of the monitoring chapters (9 and 10);
additional micro-organism fact sheets; and
an additional 130 pesticide fact sheets.
The latest draft amendments have been released as the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011)
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